Omar, the Bees, and Me by Helen Mortimer and illustrated by Katie Cottle

About the book

When new boy Omar takes a slice of his mum’s honey cake to school for show and tell, he inadvertently sets in motion an exciting project that involves the whole class.

Omar’s grandpa used to keep bees and their teacher explains the vital role that these little creatures play in our food chain. Maisie’s grandad is also a beekeeper, and she wonders if they could create a bee corridor of flowers from their school to his hive.

Published by Owlet

Omar the Bees and Me

About the creators

Since childhood, Helen has been captivated by words and stories. Her career journey has been in part inspired by having a mother who was a reception class teacher and a father who was a journalist. Helen worked in publishing for many years before turning author herself and has worked with many amazing authors and illustrators like Lauren Child and Corrinne Averiss.  Her first picture book wasBunnys Easter Eggs, she lives and work in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and when she is not at her desk she loves to explore the footpaths and towpaths close to her home. 

Helen Mortimer

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